New Spireites midfielder Sam Wedgbury sees no reason why Chesterfield can’t make a return to the Football League at the first attempt.
Wedgbury became Martin Allen’s second signing earlier this week, when he put pen to paper with the club following his departure from Wrexham earlier this month.
Speaking exclusively to iFollow, Wedgbury said: “What’s in the past is in the past, we can only change the future and the squad that the gaffer has put together and the players he’s going to be bringing in, we can more than win the league next season and be up there I know it.
“I’ve had a promotion from this level before, and it’s a tough league to get out of, but with the team the manager will assemble it’ll more than compete.”
The one-time Forest Green Rovers man also hailed the manager’s influence in his decision to sign for the Spireites.
“With the manager coming in here, I knew what he’s about and I wanted to play for him, that’s ultimately why I wanted to come,” he said.
“I’ve played against his teams in the past and I know that the puts out a team that wins. We’ll all work hard for each other as a team and the fans will be able to get behind a team that’ll be able to kick on.
“I spoke to him and he knew all about me, after five minutes I knew I wanted to sign, that’s how he gets you. He’s enthusiastic, has a good pedigree and knows how to win.”
Wedgbury has been living in Sheffield for over a decade, and he knows a lot about the Spireites and their fan base, meaning that the decision to sign was an easy one.
He remarked: “I know a lot about the club being based in Sheffield and I know what this club is about.
“I’ve seen all the promotions that they’ve had. I’ve also played with Chesterfield fans before and I know that it’s a passionate club with a good fan base and we’ve all got to pull as one in the same direction.”
With the manager already making his presence felt at the club, supporters are naturally becoming more optimistic about the upcoming National League campaign. And the self-confessed ‘piano-carrier’ is urging everyone to pull together to create a memorable 2018/19.
He added: “I’m really hungry to go and get promotions, that’s what I want and what the club and the gaffer wants.
“We’re focusing on the future now, let’s pull as one and get the fans onside and we’ll start winning games.”